Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili

January 1, 2014 at 6:31 PM | Posted in beans, Crock Pot, spices and herbs, Wild Idea Buffalo | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili

 

 

 
The first post of 2014! Hope all of you had a great end of 2013 and a promising start to 2014. Started off windy and quite chilly around here this morning, But it cleared up and the sun came out and warmed to in the low 30’s. They say we have Winter weather moving in overnight and into Thursday though. 2-3 inches overnight and early morning then another 1-3 inches through Thursday, not the way to start 2014. But a good way to start the year off in food is to have Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili as my first dinner of the year!

 

 

 

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I had made this batch of Chili back in December and had some in the freezer. I set it out overnight in the fridge to thaw. To reheat heat I just emptied the container in a sauce pan and heated it up on medium heat until heated through. Love this Chili!! For dessert later a Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Chunk Cup.

 

 

 
To prepare it; The Chili has Wild Idea Buffalo Lean Ground Buffalo, Dark Red Kidney Beans, Chili Beans, Great Northern White Beans, and ton of great Spices! Just put it in the Crock Pot, on low, for about 8 hours and you got you some mighty tasty Chili! The Wild Idea Ground Buffalo has such a unique flavor, an almost sweet taste to it. I left the full recipe at the bottom of the post. The longer the Chili simmers the more incredible aroma fills the kitchen!

 

 

 

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Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili

 

Ingredients

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2 lb. Ground Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (15 oz.) Chili Beans
1 Can (15 oz.) Kidney Beans, rinsed
1 Can (15 oz.) Great Northern Beans, rinsed
1/2 Cup of Water
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1 White Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
3 Cloves Minced Garlic
1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
1 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
2 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
Shredded Cheese, I used Grated Dutch Gouda (Topping)
Oyster Crackers
Directions:
*Brown Buffalo in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste and the cheese and crackers.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

 

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and the oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, or serve with some home made cornbread.

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Ground Round 99 free
Wild Idea Buffalo
Ground Round, 99% Lean
We use the Top Round and the Sirloin Tip cuts and remove all visible fat, for this super lean meat. It is rich and dark in taste and color. Substitute for any of your favorite ground dishes.

 

 

http://wildideabuffalo.com/

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December 31, 2013 at 10:52 AM | Posted in Food | Leave a comment
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7 Lucky New Year’s Eve Foods from Reader’s Digest, the link to all 7 is at te bottom of the post.

 
7 Lucky New Year’s Eve FoodsReaders Di
Many of the foods people around the world traditionally eat for luck to ring in the New Year are also good for you. Here are 7 lucky new year’s foods (yes, we believe 7 is a lucky number) worth including at your gathering for a year of prosperity and good health!

 
Greens
Supposedly greens are eaten on New Year’s Eve because they resemble money. They are also teeming with vitamins and minerals so eat up! ….

 

 

 

Beans
Beans, like greens, resemble money. More specifically, they symbolize coins. Whether you choose black beans, lentils or black-eyes peas, try some healthy fiber-filled beans to soak up that champagne.

 
* Click the link below to get all the foods and recipe ideas. *

 

http://www.rd.com/slideshows/7-lucky-new-years-foods/

3 Bean Buffalo Chili w/ Johnny Cakes

November 22, 2013 at 6:32 PM | Posted in beans, chili, Crock Pot, Wild Idea Buffalo | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: 3 Bean Buffalo Chili w/ Johnny Cakes

 

 

Cloudy, windy, and rain on and off all day today. They say some really cold weather moving in, a Saturday high of only in the 20’s. Really didn’t feel like cooking a lot today so I got in the freezer and grabbed the Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili I had frozen. It’s the last of Chili I had frozen, so I’ll be making a new batch soon! For dinner tonight, I prepared the Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili along with some Johnny Cakes.

 

 

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I sat the Chili out overnight in the fridge to thaw and warmed it up in a medium sauce pan. I Love Chili especially this one that I make. I use Wild Idea Buffalo’s Ground Buffalo which is the best tasting Ground Buffalo that I’ve found. The 3 Beans I use are 1 Can (15 oz.) Chili Beans, 1 Can (15 oz.) Kidney Beans (rinsed), and 1 Can (15 oz.) Great Northern Beans (rinsed). Then I mix in 1 White Onion (medium Chopped or Minced), 1 Jalapeno Pepper (Unseeded and Chopped), 3 Cloves Minced Garlic, and 2 tablespoons of Jiff Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter. First time I added Peanut Butter, a friend of mine that enters a lot of Chili Competitions told me to give it a try. It does give your Chili a rich flavor. For my spices I use 1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix, 2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste, 1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick), 1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick), 1 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin (McCormick), 2 tbsp Ground Cinnamon (McCormick), 1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves (McCormick), and 5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste (I usually add a lot more dashes!). Throw in a 1/2 cup of Water and put the lid on the Crock Pot and set on low for 5-6 hours. Then you have yourself some good, comfort food Chili! You can serve it many ways; in a bowl or mug and top it with your favorite Cheese or Chopped Green Onions with a side of Oyster Crackers. Another way to have it is served on top of a Johnny Cake (Cornbread), which I did tonight, or have a side of Cornbread with it.

 

 

 

To prepare Johnny Cakes all you’ll need is: Pam w/ Olive Oil Non – Stick Spray, 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 3/4 cups Buttermilk, and 2 cups Martha White Self Rising Enriched White Corn Meal Mix. Just mix all your ingredients in a large bowl. Spray your Pam on a Flat Top Griddle or large Skillet and preheat on medium low, I use the Flat Top Griddle. When the Griddle is heated add your batter. You can make the Cakes any size you want from half-dollar size to regular pancake size cakes. After the bottom side turns golden brown flip over and let the other side get golden brown. To serve I placed mine on a plate and topped it with my 3 Bean Buffalo Chili and Shredded Cheese. And now it’s Comfort Food Heaven! The Chili is a perfect pairing with Cornbread no matter how you prepare your Cornbread. For dessert later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time Pop Corn.

 

 

 

 

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Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili

 

Ingredients:

2 lb. Ground Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (15 oz.) Chili Beans
1 Can (15 oz.) Kidney Beans, rinsed
1 Can (15 oz.) Great Northern Beans, rinsed
1/2 Cup of Water
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1 White Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
3 Cloves Minced Garlic
1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
1 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
2 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
Shredded Cheese, I used Grated Dutch Gouda (Topping)
Oyster Crackers

Directions:
*Brown Buffalo in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste and 1/2 cup of water.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

 

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and the oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, or serve with some home made cornbread.

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Ground Round 99 free

Wild Idea BuffaloGround Round, 99% Lean
We use the Top Round and the Sirloin Tip cuts and remove all visible fat, for this super lean meat. It is rich and dark in taste and color. Substitute for any of your favorite ground dishes.

 

 

http://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

 

 

 

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Johnny Cakes (My way)

Ingredients:

Pam w/ Olive Oil Non – Stick Spray
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 3/4 cups Buttermilk
2 cups Martha White Self Rising Enriched White Corn Meal Mix

Directions:

Just mix all your ingredients in a large bowl.
Spray your Pam on a Flat Griddle or large Skillet and preheat on medium low, I use the Flat Griddle.
When the Griddle is heated add your batter. You can make the Cakes any size you want from half-dollar size to regular pancake size cakes. After the bottom side turns golden brown flip over and let the other side get golden brown. Serve while warm and enjoy!

Cast Iron Skillet Baked Pork Chop w/ Sliced New Potatoes, 3 Bean Salad, and…

November 10, 2013 at 6:25 PM | Posted in JB's Fatboy Sauces and Rub, pork chops, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cast Iron Skillet Baked Pork Chop w/ Sliced New Potatoes, 3 Bean Salad, and Whole Grain Bread.

 

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I had a Pork Chop stored in the freezer that I put in the fridge to thaw overnight. Next day I marinated the Chop in JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce for 4 hours in the fridge. To prepare it I used a Cast Iron Skillet, just something about the Cast Iron Skillets that I love using them. Added about 1/2 tablespoon of Canola Oil to the Skillet and browned both sides I then moved to the oven, which I had preheated on 400 degrees. I then baked it for about 22 minutes. I pulled it out when it hit 155 degrees (internal temperature) and let it set for 5 minutes to let it finish cooking. I love Chops marinated in JB’s BBQ Sauce, and this one was delicious! The JB’s BBQ Sauce is the perfect marinade for any Pork.

 

 
For one side dish I heated up a can of Del Monte Sliced New Potatoes, boiled until heated and seasoned with Sea Salt, Ground Black Pepper, and Parsley Flakes. I also prepared a can of Read 3 Bean Salad. It comes in a can and you can prepare it various ways. I just opened the can and put it in a plastic bowl, put the lid on, and set in the refrigerator to chill for a couple of hours or so. I served these cold. I also had a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread that I buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. For dessert later a Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Chunk Cup.

 

 
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Fresh green and yellow string beans, wholesome red kidney beans, spicy onions, and red peppers in delicately flavored tangy vinaigrette are what our 3 bean salad is all about. For added flavor and a different twist, try our 4 bean mixture with garbanzo beans. Made with the finest kidney and black beans, whole kernel corn, hominy, and red and green peppers, our read southwestern bean salad is a remarkably versatile product. It’s perfect for use in wraps, tacos, burritos, or as a main dish by adding shredded chicken or beef. Use in a dip with tortilla chips or put some on a bed of lettuce topped with tomatoes to create a healthy, nutritious salad.

 

 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 0.33 cup
Servings Per Container: 5

Calories 60
Calories from Fat 0
Amount Per Serving and/or % Daily Value*
Total Fat 0 g (0%)
Saturated Fat 0 g (0%)
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg (0%)
Sodium 300 mg (13%)
Potassium 90 mg (5%)
Total Carbohydrate 13 g (5%)
Dietary Fiber 2 g (8%)
Sugars 8 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 2%

What to do With Turkey Leftovers – White Turkey Chili

November 6, 2013 at 10:53 AM | Posted in leftovers, turkey | 1 Comment
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With the Holidays fast approaching, there’s always leftover Turkey. So I’m going to see how many recipes I can find so those leftovers don’t go to waste. The first one is White Turkey Chili.
White Turkey Chili

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

1-1/2 cups onion, chopped
1/2 cup green or red bell pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 chopped jalapeno pepper, optional
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon ground roasted cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
19 ounces cannellini beans, drain and rinse
2 cups turkey light meat, cooked & cubed
Directions:

In a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, cook onions, bell peppers, garlic, and jalapeno in oil until tender. Add cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper, and salt.
Cook for 1 minute. Stir in beans and turkey. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer (uncovered) for 30 minutes or until slightly thickened.

 

* Serve with a side of Cornbread or serve on top of a slice of Cornbread

 
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/91.shtml

Bison Sirloin and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Baked Potato and Seasoned Pinto Beans

November 1, 2013 at 5:31 PM | Posted in beans, bison, Margaret Holmes Products, mushrooms | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Bison Sirloin and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Baked Potato and Seasoned Pinto Beans

 

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A day of errands today. The Bank, Post Office, Meijer, and Walmart. Got a couple of Gift Cards for the family, buying some early Christmas Gifts. The storm they were warning everyone about for 2 days barely affected our area, and it didn’t come in till about 10 pm last night. For dinner tonight; Bison Sirloin and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Baked Potato and Seasoned Pinto Beans.

 

 
Still running low on the Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks so I used a Great Range Bison Sirloin. I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea salt and Black Peppercorn. No new grill yet so I pan fried it in Canola Oil, about 4 minutes per side. Medium rare with a nice char on the outside and a little pink and moist inside, love Bison or Buffalo! Topped it with some Sauteed Baby Bella Mushrooms. Steak and Mushrooms are always the perfect pairing.

 

 
For a side I had a Baked Potato that I seasoned with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper, topped with some I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Then I also heated up a can of Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans. First time I tried these, I picked a can up while at Walmart earlier. And as all Margaret Holmes Products they were delicious! Nicely seasoned and full of flavor. For dessert/snack later tonight a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time Pop Corn.

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto BeansMargaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans

* Great taste since 1838
* Heat-n-serve

 

Ingredients

Pinto Beans, Water, Monosodium Glutamate, Salt, Dehydrated Onion, Sugar, Spices, Natural Flavors, Natural Smoke Flavor, Calcium Disodium Edta (to Preserve Color) And Chicken Fat. May Contain Allergens: Wheat (Wheat Gluten), Soybeans (Hydrolyzed Soy Protein) & Peanuts.

 

Seasoned Pinto Beans (Margaret Holmes)
Per 1/2 cup – Calories: 120kcal | Fat: 0.50g | Carbs: 26.00g | Protein: 10.00g

 

 

 

 
Great Range Brand Bison SirloinGreat Range Bison Sirloin

About Great Range Brand Bison
and Rocky Mountain Natural Meats

Great Range Brand Bison is produced and distributed by Rocky Mountain Natural Meats. Rocky Mountain Natural Meats started in 1986 as a small meat distributor devoted solely to bison. From the beginning, our focus was to provide high quality bison meat and great service to grocers, distributors and restaurants nationwide. An in-house grading system was developed to guarantee premium quality and consistency to the end-user – this became the Great Range Bison brand. Carcass characteristics such as fat color, fat cover, muscle color, ossification and weight are the major factors in determining if the product receives the Great Range Bison brand. By working closely with our producers and assisting them with ration formulation, our quality control begins at the source. Today, Rocky Mountain Natural Meats processes over 400 head of bison per week.

 

 

http://www.greatrangebison.com/index.html

Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili!

October 20, 2013 at 5:11 PM | Posted in beans, cheese, chili, Crock Pot, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili

 

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A bit chilly this morning, 31 degrees! Had a light frost on the roof tops also. Cleaned the house early and then time for some Football! For dinner it’s a Classic Comfort Food, Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili. Chilly on the outside and Chili on the inside! (Sorry about that one)

 

 
I had some of the Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili in the freezer so I set a container of in the fridge overnight to thaw. I Love Chili especially this one that I make. I use Wild Idea Buffalo’s Ground Buffalo which is the best tasting Ground Buffalo that I’ve found. The 3 Beans I use are 1 Can (15 oz.) Chili Beans, 1 Can (15 oz.) Kidney Beans (rinsed), and 1 Can (15 oz.) Great Northern Beans (rinsed). Then I mix in 1 White Onion (medium Chopped or Minced), 1 Jalapeno Pepper (Unseeded and Chopped), 3 Cloves Minced Garlic, and 2 tablespoons of Jiff Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter. First time I added Peanut Butter, a friend of mine that enters a lot of Chili Competitions told me to give it a try. It does give your Chili a rich flavor. For my spices I use 1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix, 2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste, 1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick), 1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick), 1 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin (McCormick), 2 tbs Ground Cinnamon (McCormick), 1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves (McCormick), and 5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste (I usually add a lot more dashes!). Throw in a 1/2 cup of Water and put the lid on the Crock Pot and set on low for 5-6 hours. Then you have yourself some good, comfort food, Chili! You can serve it in a bowl or mug and top it with your favorite Cheese or Chopped Green Onions with a side of Oyster Crackers. Another way to have it is served on top of a Johnny Cake (Cornbread) or have a side of Cornbread with it. Anyway you have it its delicious! For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

* With the Chili leftover I’m thinking a Chili and Cheese Omlet in the morning for Breakfast! *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Ingredients

 
2 lb. Ground Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (15 oz.) Chili Beans
1 Can (15 oz.) Kidney Beans, rinsed
1 Can (15 oz.) Great Northern Beans, rinsed
1/2 Cup of Water
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1 White Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
3 Cloves Minced Garlic
1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
1 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
2 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
Shredded Cheese, I used Grated Dutch Gouda (Topping)
Oyster Crackers

 
Directions:
*Brown Buffalo in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste and the cheese and crackers.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

 

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and the oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, or serve with some home made cornbread.

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Ground Round 99 free
Wild Idea Buffalo
Ground Round, 99% Lean
We use the Top Round and the Sirloin Tip cuts and remove all visible fat, for this super lean meat. It is rich and dark in taste and color. Substitute for any of your favorite ground dishes.

 

 

http://wildideabuffalo.com/

Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili!

September 12, 2013 at 5:30 PM | Posted in beans, bison, cheese, chili, Crock Pot, spices and herbs, Wild Idea Buffalo | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili

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Another hot, humid, and hazy day out there but they say Fall like weather for the weekend, I hope their right! We did get a brief shower but it just made it that much more humid. Reorganized the junk room, if that’s possible! Did throw away a lot of stuff that I don’t need. Starting on the Pantry tomorrow. For dinner one of my favorites, if not my top favorite, Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili! I love Chili and I love Buffalo so what’s not to like! When I first started making the 3 Bean Chili I used Lean Ground Turkey. Now I use Wild Idea Ground Buffalo. Either way is delicious and healthy.

 

 
Besides the Ground Buffalo I use 3 different types of Beans; 1 (15 oz.) Can of Joan of Arc Spicy Chili Beans, 1 Can Bush’s (15 oz.) Kidney Beans (rinsed), and 1 Can Bush’s (15 oz.) Great Northern Beans (rinsed). For spices I start with 1 Packet McCormick’s Original Chili Mix, 1 White Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced, 1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped, 3 Cloves Minced Garlic, 1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick), 1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick), 1 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin, 2 Tsps Ground Cinnamon, 1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves, and 5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste. For extra kick and flavor I added 1 White Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced, 1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped, 3 Cloves Minced Garlic, 2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste, and 5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste. Nothing but good!

 

 
To prepare it just brown 2 (1 lb.) packages of Wild idea Buffalo Ground Buffalo in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste and the cheese and crackers. Add to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste and 1/2 cup water. Cover with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours). I usually cook it on low. Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and the oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, or serve with some home made cornbread and ENJOY! For dessert later I tried a new one, Sans Sucre Mousse Cheesecake Dessert Cup. Something a little different and turned out real good! I left a another post on this and how to make it. Only 80 calories and 7 carbs per serving.

 

 

 

 

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Ingredients
2 lb. Ground Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (15 oz.) Chili Beans
1 Can (15 oz.) Kidney Beans, rinsed
1 Can (15 oz.) Great Northern Beans, rinsed
1/2 Cup of Water
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1 White Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
3 Cloves Minced Garlic
1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
1 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
2 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
Shredded Cheese, I used Grated Dutch Gouda (Topping)
Oyster Crackers

 
Directions:

 
*Brown Buffalo in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste and the cheese and crackers.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

 

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and the oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, or serve with some home made cornbread.

Chunky Pumpkin Turkey Chili

September 6, 2013 at 11:08 AM | Posted in chili, ground turkey, spices and herbs | Leave a comment
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Ground turkey and beans are joined by pumpkin and spices in this fall twist on chili!

 

Chunky Pumpkin Chili

 

Ingredients:

2 pounds Lean Ground Turkey Breast
1 large Onion, diced
1 Green Bell Pepper, diced
1 (15 ounce) cans Kidney Beans, drained
1 (15 ounce) can White Northern Beans, drained
1 (46 fluid ounce) can Tomato Juice
1 (28 ounce) can peeled and diced Tomatoes with juice
1/2 cup canned Pumpkin Puree
1 tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
2 tablespoon Chili Powder
1 tablespoon Ground Roasted Cumin
2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper, to taste
1/4 tablespoon Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated

 

 

Directions:

In a large pot over medium heat, cook ground turkey until brown; drain. Stir in onion and bell pepper and cook 5 minutes. Stir in both cans of beans, tomato juice, diced tomatoes and pumpkin puree. Season with pumpkin pie spice, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, sea salt, ground black pepper, and Splenda Granulated Sweetener. Simmer 1 hour.
Makes 8 servings.

Vegetarian Chili

August 23, 2013 at 9:18 AM | Posted in chili, spices and herbs, vegetables | Leave a comment
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Thank you to Connie for passing this along!
Vegetarian Chili
Ingredients

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, fine chopped
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 1/3 cups red & yellow peppers, chopped
6 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground (cayenne) red pepper
1/3 cup Splenda Granular
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes with thick tomato puree
2 (15-ounce) can black beans (Do Not Drain!)
2 (15-ounce) cans dark red kidney beans (Do Not Drain!)
1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans (Do Not Drain!)
1 (10-ounce) box Corn kernels, frozen
Sea Salt to taste (optional)
Directions

In a large, non stick, stock pot heat olive oil. Sauté jalapeno, onions, and red & yellow peppers over medium heat until onions are translucent (5 to 8 minutes).
Add the remaining ingredients and slowly bring to a boil. Cover pot and simmer on low heat for 20 minutes. Serve hot.*
Makes 16 servings.

Note: If spicier chile is preferred, increase the ground cayenne red pepper to 1 teaspoon, & increase the chili powder to 7 teaspoons. If sweeter chili is preferred, increase SPLENDA® Granular to 2/3 cup.

* This chile, like most chiles, tastes best the day after it is made. Refrigerate chile in covered pot overnight. Bring to a boil over a low heat, stirring constantly.

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